Hi! I'm planning to move to Maryland next summer (06)Currently in WV. I'm new to falconry; not yet taken my tests and so on. Been reading everything in 4 library systems. Was planning on waiting until the move to start everything. In fact, falconry has a large part in deciding where I actually move to. Any suggestions as far as proper terrain accessibility for hunting and well any advice in general? good hunting! Courtney
Quoted by: Falcon Boy Sweet deal, are you a member of the maryland falconers association? What are you flying this year?
I'm a member of NAFA but not a member of any local clubs. Honestly, I have been to meets for both the Potomac falconer Association and the Maryland falconers Association and didn't like the politics that played out at either. I must admitt it has been quite a few years since I attended either.
Right now I'm flying a geriatric Redtail and a Harris.
Post by superparabuteo on Feb 21, 2006 17:51:08 GMT -5
Hey Mark... no offense but I don't recall seeing you at any Maryland Falconers Association field meets or events so I'm not sure that's a fair statement to make. There have been other Maryland clubs in the past so perhaps you mean something else?
fyi - MFA has only been around for the last couple years and is very small... just a small group of Falconers getting together for one mini-meet and one picnic in the summer... no politics intended.
I've also been to a "Potomac Falconers Association" event and found everyone to be friendly and helpful.
Certainly there are some great Falconers in Maryland that I'd like to learn more from but without their participation in local clubs how will I know who to ask? I got involved so I could meet some more gamehawkers in the state to learn from but I've been disapointed in the lack of participation and I don't see it changing any time soon.
I guess I was thinking the Maryland Hawking Club and I'm not sure if they still exist. I just assumed that the Maryland Falconry Association and the Maryland Hawking Club were one in the same. As for PFA, it has probably been close to 10 years since I have attended anything with them. So yes my views are based on very old opinions and it is very possible they do not reflect the way things are now. If I offended anyone with my comment, then I apologize
Post by superparabuteo on Feb 22, 2006 9:11:30 GMT -5
Mark - you didn't offend me with your comments, I'm actually glad to hear from someone new in Maryland and I wanted to make sure we were talking about the same folks. I've been a member of the Pennsylvania club (PFHT) and I'm impressed with how strong their club seems and how great their events are. I'd love to see something like that in Maryland, but so far it seems like there aren't enough Falconers here interested.
Post by chesapeakehawk on Dec 3, 2007 11:37:20 GMT -5
I'm located not more than 20 minutes away from you in South County. I'm looking into falconry. If you ever need some place to hawk, we have large areas of field and forest (50/60 acres with other large properties surrounding) right here and would love to see a Falconer hunt here!